I started the new Elements of Nature coloring class yesterday that is now being offered over at Kit and Clowder. If you aren’t familiar with Alyce’s site or classes, you’re really missing out. She’s an amazing artist and teacher! In addition to having some amazing Copic coloring classes, she also offers an incredible colored pencil class. In fact, even in her classes geared toward alcohol markers, she also offers information and conversions for coloring the images with colored pencils which is awesome! She is located in Australia, so bear in mind the prices you see on her website are in Australian dollars. You would need to check a currency converter to determine the cost for your particular location.
For my first homework assigned, I decided to tackle the plumeria (a.k.a. frangipani) image which is included in the bundle of digital stamps included with the class. I wasn’t particularly happy with my results on my first attempt, so I tried it a second time and though it came out OK. Since I’m never one to let a good image go to waste, I decided to turn it into this quick clean and simple (CAS) card.
Since I only had the digital stamp of the flowers without any kind of scene, I decided to create a bit of a “sky” backdrop for the flowers. I went around the borders of the flowers with (in order), BG01, BG000, BG0000, and ended with the 0 colorless blender to fad it out to white.
To accentuate the yellow centers of the flowers, I matted my image on some Daffodil Delight cardstock from Stampin’ Up!® leaving a very thin border. I then adhered the matted image toward the top of a white panel. I wrapped the panel with some Daffodil Delight seam binding and tied it off with a knot.
I didn’t feel like I really had room for a sentiment on the front of the card, so I decided to add it inside. I used one of the sentiments from the stamp set included with the Watercolor Wishes card kit I posted about yesterday. I stamped it using Tempting Turquoise which I thought went nicely with the BG Copic colors I used to outline my image. I then added a few small flowers around the sentiment using Daffodil Delight ink to finish the card. The two larger flowers are from Petite Petals and then smaller flower in the upper left is from Pictogram Punches.
I’m entering this card in the following challenges:
- Addicted to CAS – the current theme is delicate.
- Seize the Birthday – the current theme is anything goes birthday cards.
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – the current theme is anything goes.
In other news, two of my recent cards have been selected as winners in challenges.
- My Butterfly Lattice card was selected as a PPA Pick for the color challenge (Mini Macaron, Blushing Bride, and So Saffron) on the Pals Paper Arts challenge blog. Thanks for the honor, PPA Design Team!
- My Pink Hello Gift Enclosure Card was selected as one of the Top Three for the Welcome Spring challenge on the Stampin’ Up Only (SUO) challenge blog. Thanks for the honor, SUO Design Team!!
As a reminder, tomorrow (March 31) is the LAST DAY for the 2016 Sale-A-Bration (SAB) promotion at Stampin’ Up. There’s still time to place an order if you want to qualify for any of the exclusive products available during SAB, but you need to hurry. Once SAB ends Thursday night, all of the exclusive items will be retired.
Until next time …